The Canton 004 (45mm)
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The Canton 004 (45mm)

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The Canton 004 (45mm)
The Canton 004 (45mm)
The Canton 004 (45mm)
The Canton 004 (45mm)
The Canton 004 (45mm)
The Canton 004 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Canton 004 unique: The Hampden Watch Company, also known as the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company, was an American watch manufacturer in Canton, Ohio with a tumultuous past. The company changed owners, names, and locations several times, and even burned to the ground in the 1870s. Despite its sometimes rocky history, however, Hampden manufactured incredible timepieces, and the pocket watch in this conversion is no exception. A pristine white double-sunk dial is surrounded by bold black numerals and accented with red five-second markings and blued steel kite hands. The movement is adorned with intricate decorations and gilded inlay, all of which can be seen through the open case back of our polished stainless steel case. We've paired this piece with a classic and comfortable tobacco leather strap.

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Hampden Watch Company. We call this model "The Canton" because the company was located in Canton, Ohio.

Although founded in 1877, Hampen's story truly begins after its purchase by John C. Dueber in 1886. Mr. Dueber was in the process of moving his Kentucky based watch case manufacturing company, and he ultimately decided to move both the case company and Hampden watch company to Canton, Ohio together. Housing both operations on one campus, Dueber was able to produce cases for their own watches, unlike any other watch company. These two companies together eventually formed the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company. The company thrived until the late 1920's when it hit financial trouble and eventually closed its doors. The original factory building is no longer standing.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Model Year: 2023
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 45mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Stainless Steel
  • Crown/Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hampden Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3257502
  • Manufacture Year: 1914
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Canton 004 unique: The Hampden Watch Company, also known as the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company, was an American watch manufacturer in Canton, Ohio with a tumultuous past. The company changed owners, names, and locations several times, and even burned to the ground in the 1870s. Despite its sometimes rocky history, however, Hampden manufactured incredible timepieces, and the pocket watch in this conversion is no exception. A pristine white double-sunk dial is surrounded by bold black numerals and accented with red five-second markings and blued steel kite hands. The movement is adorned with intricate decorations and gilded inlay, all of which can be seen through the open case back of our polished stainless steel case. We've paired this piece with a classic and comfortable tobacco leather strap.

The Movement

The Story

The Strap

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